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I am an enthusiastic and experienced science teacher and tutor who is a strong believer in having organised, well-designed resources to support every lesson. When I started teaching from the Activate SOW I found myself spending too much time making resources. I have, therefore, now designed PowerPoint presentations and supporting materials to support the Activate SOW for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will eventually upload all materials to this shop.

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I am an enthusiastic and experienced science teacher and tutor who is a strong believer in having organised, well-designed resources to support every lesson. When I started teaching from the Activate SOW I found myself spending too much time making resources. I have, therefore, now designed PowerPoint presentations and supporting materials to support the Activate SOW for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will eventually upload all materials to this shop.
Activate 1:  B1:  3.4  Development of a foetus
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Activate 1: B1: 3.4 Development of a foetus

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.4 Activity Sheet (Development and Birth). A gestation worksheet is included as a consolidation task with the plenary taking the form of a True/False quiz. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state the definition of gestation and how long pregnancy lasts; most pupils should also be able to describe what happens during gestation; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe what happens during birth. Keywords include gestation, foetus, placenta, umbilical cord, and fluid sac. Supporting information can be found on pages 46 and 47 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science textbook.
KS3 Summer Science Fun Quiz (with blind Robot challenge!)
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KS3 Summer Science Fun Quiz (with blind Robot challenge!)

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A fun end-of-term lesson which needs no planning and only a little preparation. A PowerPoint presentation includes 3 rounds of questions on Biology, Chemistry and Physics with an extra 'Winner takes all' round - the Blind Robot Challenge. A student instruction sheet is included with the resource (which should be printed before-hand). This activity is great fun and students love it but since some students are blindfolded it does need to be thought-out and clearly explained. Answers are included at the end of each round on the slideshow. Enjoy! This resource is designed with Year 7 pupils in mind.
Activate 1: P1: 3.1 Light
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Activate 1: P1: 3.1 Light

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. Resource was designed to be used with the Activate P1 3.1 lesson, entitled ‘Light’. It is suitable for key stage 3 lessons on the interaction of light with different materials. The lesson is ready to go and includes activities for pupils aiming for developing, secure & extending outcomes. All pupils should be able to describe some ways that light interacts with materials; most pupils should be able to state the speed of light; and some pupils should be able to calculate the distance travelled by light in a light-year Keywords include: Source, emit, reflect, eye, absorb, luminous, transmit, transparent, translucent, opaque, vacuum, wave. The lesson is written to support the practical on measuring light intensity, where light is shone through various materials. It also includes work on the speed of light and working out the distance travelled using Speed = distance/time. Further information and activities are available on pages 136 and 137 of the blue Activate 1 textbook.
Activate 1: B1:  Fertilisation and Germination
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Activate 1: B1: Fertilisation and Germination

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There are also links to video-clips by VEA - Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants - and David Attenborough's Private Life of Plants. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.7 Practical Sheet (Successful Seeds). A student table for the practical work is included in the resources supplied as well as worksheets for fertilisation and germination. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what is meant by fertilisation in plants; most pupils should also be able to describe the process of fertilisation and how fruits and seeds are formed; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to make and record observations in a table, calculating the percentage of seeds germinated. Keywords include fertilisation, seed, fruit and germination.
Activate 1:  P1: 4.1  The Night Sky
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Activate 1: P1: 4.1 The Night Sky

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate Activity Sheet - What is in the Universe? although it is possible to use it without the printed sheets. Included is a link to the Hubble website video 'Tonight's Sky' which is updated monthly; a 'Hunt the alien' game; and a section on satellites. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name some objects in the night sky; most pupils should also be able to place some of these objects in size order; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the objects they can see in the night sky and the structure of the Universe. Keywords include satellite, Earth, Moon, planet, Sun, star, Milky Way, Universe, galaxy, meteor, comet, and meteorite. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 148 and 149, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:  B1: 2.3  Breathing
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Activate 1: B1: 2.3 Breathing

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The lesson includes the balloon-in-a-bell-jar demonstration as a model for breathing. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.3 Access Sheet(Measuring the volume of the lungs) although necessary resources and results table are included on the slides. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what happens to the ribcage during inhaling and exhaling; most pupils should also be able to state what each part of the bell jar model represents; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the processes of inhaling and exhaling. Keywords include contract, diaphragm, lung volume and asthma. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 30 and 31, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.
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Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.

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Just the thing for the end of term - a Christmas-themed activity! Students work out the colour code by looking up the proton number of each element symbol shown in the picture (using the Periodic Table). They then either use that number on its own, or add or subtract proton numbers, to give the colour code. There is a key below the picture that allows the colour code to be converted to a colour. Ideal for familiarising students with elements on the Periodic Table, with a bit of seasonal fun thrown in. Aimed at key stage 3 but might also be enjoyed by some older students. PDF (larger image) and Word document versions included.
Activate 1:  C1 Particles and their Behaviour - full chapter resources
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Activate 1: C1 Particles and their Behaviour - full chapter resources

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This resource includes complete lessons covering KS3 Activate 1, C1, Chapter 1. Lessons covered are as follows: 1.1 The Particle Model; 1.2 States of Matter; 1.3 Melting and Freezing; 1.4 Boiling; 1.5 More Changes of State; 1.6 Diffusion; 1.7 Gas Pressure. The lessons are ready to go and are designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes.The PPTs include learning outcomes, new knowledge, practical work, activities, and in some cases video-links. Each PPT starts with a slide of Teachers Notes which gives details of the Activate worksheets that the PPT has been designed to work with, keywords and, in some cases, textbook page numbers for further tasks/support. Please note that the Activate worksheets themselves are not included, due to copyright.
Activate 1:P1: 2.5 Echoes and Ultrasound
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Activate 1:P1: 2.5 Echoes and Ultrasound

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Written to be usable from home or in the classroom. Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. Resource was designed to be used with Activate P1 2.5 and is suitable for key stage 3 lessons on echoes and ultrasound. The lesson is ready to go and includes activities for pupils aiming for developing, secure & extending outcomes. Learning Objectives are to be able to describe what ultrasound is and to describe some of its uses. Keywords include: echo, reverberation, transmitter, and receiver. There are links to a 360 video on ‘The quietest place on Earth’ and to dolphin echolocation. Tasks include measuring distances using echoes and a research task on how medical images are formed using ultrasound (computers/laptops required for a short portion of the lesson).
Activate 1:  B1:  3.5  The Menstrual Cycle
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Activate 1: B1: 3.5 The Menstrual Cycle

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.5 Activity Sheet (Timeline of the Menstrual Cycle). A set of student statements are included to be used with the plenary activity, Menstrual Cycle in a Minute. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state a simple definition, and the main stages, of the menstrual cycle; most pupils should also be able to describe the main stages of the menstrual cycle; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to present the menstrual cycle as a timeline. Keywords include period, menstrual cycle, and ovulation. Supporting and further information and activities can be found on pages 48 and 49 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science textbook.
Activate 1:  B1:  2.6 Movement - Muscles
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Activate 1: B1: 2.6 Movement - Muscles

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.6 Practical Sheet (Investigating Muscle Fatigue). A plenary 'fill the gap' pupil sheet is included which can be used in conjunction with the plenary slide. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what is meant by antagonistic muscle groups; most pupils should also be able to state the function of the major muscle groups; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the function of the major muscle groups. Keywords include tendon and antagonistic muscles. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 36 and 37, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:  B1:  2.4  Skeleton
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Activate 1: B1: 2.4 Skeleton

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The lesson includes a link to an interactive resource, 'Name the main parts of the human skeleton'. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.4 Activity Sheet (Build your own skeleton) and the Activate B1 2.4 Activity Sheet (Build your own skeleton) template. A pre-drawn Table of Functions is included to support students where needed. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name the main parts of the human skeleton; most pupils should also be able to list the functions of the skeletal system; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the structure of the skeleton. Keywords include bone, skeleton, support, protect, and bone marrow. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 32 and 33, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:  Working Scientifically  1.3  Recording Data
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Activate 1: Working Scientifically 1.3 Recording Data

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the third lesson in the 'Working Scientifically' section. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical sheet, Collecting & Presenting Data, and for pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state an example of how data can be recorded; most pupils should also be able to add data to a graph or chart; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe how to make and record observations and measurements. Keywords include outlier, mean, line graph, pie chart, and bar chart. Supporting information and Summary Questions can be found on pages 6 and 7 of the blue Activate 1, KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:   P1:  Chaper 4  'Space' Topic Resources
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Activate 1: P1: Chaper 4 'Space' Topic Resources

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Full resources for the Activate 1 Space topic. Includes PPT presentations and activity resources for P1: 4.1 The Night Sky; P1: 4.2 The Solar System P1: 4.3 The Earth P1: 4.4 The Moon Please note that 2 additional lessons are included which can be used as separate lessons, time permitting. These cover the formation of the Solar System and Eclipses. These topics have been squashed in with P4.2 and P4.4, respectively. In my opinion, there is insufficient time to teach all the material in these 2 sections. I hope that you find this gives you the flexibility - you can either merge the lessons or teach as provided.
Activate 1:  B1:  3.1  Adolescence
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Activate 1: B1: 3.1 Adolescence

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There is also a link to the video-clip, Teen Facts - Growing Pains. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.1 Activity Sheet (Changes during Adolescence) and B1 3.1 Activity Sheet 2 (Statement Cards) which together make up the activity. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what adolescence and puberty are; most pupils should also be able to state changes to the bodies of boys and girls during puberty; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the main changes which take place during puberty. Keywords include adolescence, puberty, and hormones. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 40 and 41, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1: P1: 2.4 Detecting Sound
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Activate 1: P1: 2.4 Detecting Sound

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Complete lesson PowerPoint with learning outcomes, new knowledge and fun activities detailed on the slides. Matching student activity/worksheets are included (please note that these are not Activate worksheets which are copyrighted). This resource includes material for pupils aiming for developing, secure and extending outcomes and can easily be adapted for individual classes. All pupils should be able to name some parts of the ear; most pupils should also be able to describe how the ear works and explain some risks of loud music; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to compare and contrast the ear and the microphone. A short research task is included so pupils will need access to ipads or laptops for a short period during the lesson. Supporting information can be found on pages 130 and 131 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:  P1: 2.3  Loudness and Pitch
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Activate 1: P1: 2.3 Loudness and Pitch

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Complete lesson PowerPoint with learning outcomes, new knowledge and fun activities detailed on the slides. Student activity/worksheets are included, one of which includes an alternative to the Activate Activity, ‘Wave Diagrams’. There is a link to a video clip ‘Sound through a Medium - Shattering Glass’. Please note that you will need the following resources: an oscilloscope, signal generator, loudspeaker and microphone. This resource is designed for pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state the link between loudness and amplitude; most pupils should also be able to state the range of human hearing and describe how it differs from the range of hearing in animals; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the link between pitch and frequency. Supporting information can be found on pages 128 and 129 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
2018 Science Discoveries Quiz
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2018 Science Discoveries Quiz

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Christmas is nearly here - and here is an early Christmas present for all you hard-working science teachers! I have put together a multiple choice quiz round based on science discoveries made during the past year, or planned for the near future. It should be suitable for all secondary pupils from 11 to 18 years as a starter - or at the end of a lesson. If you like it, why not check back for my full lesson Christmas quiz/activity PowerPoint? Merry Christmas to all!!
Activate 1: B1: 2.2 Gas Exchange
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Activate 1: B1: 2.2 Gas Exchange

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. The lesson includes a demonstration, in which air is bubbled through limewater, followed by a mini-practical where students bubble exhaled air into limewater, through a straw. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.2 Activity Sheet(The Composition of Inhaled and Exhaled Air) with the Activate B1 2.2 Support Sheet providing a graph grid for pupils to plot data (where needed). The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name the parts of the gas exchange system; most pupils should also be able to describe the structure of the gas exchange system; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe how the parts of the gas exchange system are adapted to their function. Keywords include gas exchange, lungs, ribcage, respiratory system, trachea, alveolus, inhale, and exhale. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 28 and 29, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1:  B1:  3.3  Fertilisation and Implantation
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Activate 1: B1: 3.3 Fertilisation and Implantation

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There is also a link to a 5 minute video with excellent graphics from Nucleus Medical Media. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.3 Activity Sheet (Fertilisation and Implantation). A student table is included to be used with the plenary slide. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state the definition of gametes and what is meant by fertilisation; most pupils should also be able to describe the structure and function of the gametes; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the process of fertilisation. Keywords include gamete, fertilisation, cilia, ejaculation, embryo, and implantation.